Monday, July 10, 2017

Paper Smooches and Crafter's Companion with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

This adorable grad card is quick when you use Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers to color the Paper Smooches, Smarty Pants image. Stamp the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock. Color the images with markers. (EB5, EB3, JG3, JG6, True Black, GG4, JG2, CT4, CT1, GY5, TB1, IG3, FS3, FS5, TB2, TB5, OR1, OR2, DR1, DR5, and Blender) Cut around images leaving 1/16 inch of white around them. Set aside.

Cut out a frame border with either wood grain paper or stamp wood grain stamp onto brown paper and cut out. Add black cardstock inside the frame as the faux chalkboard. Stamp your sentiment with versa mark and add white embossing powder and heat. (I used an Embossing Buddy to keep the embossing powder from sticking to places other then my sentiments but kept the dust on the paper. It serves as old chalk dust to add more interest to the piece.) I also used a white Signo pen on the chalkboard and to the pointer in the professor's hand for the look of faux chalk. Tape to your card front.

Now add some foam squares to pop up the professor and the books then add it to your card. I added some shading under the professor and books to anchor them to the floor instead of having them floating in the card. You can be done at this time but to add a little more fun, use some Glossy Accents to the glasses to look more realistic.

I am sure your favorite Grad will love it!
Happy Crafting!